David Crockett, Ph.D.
- Professor , Political Science
The most common question I get is whether I am related to the famous Davy Crockett. I am not a direct descendant, but I am a first cousin five times removed, and I give great tours of the Alamo.
I served six years as a communications officer in the United States Army after college and before graduate school. My primary teaching and research interests are in the field of American politics, with a special focus on the American presidency. My first two books concern the leadership and electoral dilemmas confronted by presidents from the "opposition party" -- the party that is not normally advantaged in a particular political era.
I spend much of my time managing the extra-curricular activities of my three sons. I am also very active in my church. Faculty sponsor for the Alpha Lambda Delta honor society and Young Conservatives of Texas.
Dr. and Mrs. Z.T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching and Advising, 2014
Boy Scout troop committee member; Lone Star Summer Swim League team representative